Empoli Football Club, commonly referred to as Empoli, is an Italian football club based in Empoli, Tuscany. Founded in 1920, the side is part of a select group of Italian football clubs that do not belong to a provincial capital city that have participated in the top-flight.
Including the current season, Empoli has participated in 83 national championships, including 50 championships in the third tier, 20 in Serie B and 13 in Serie A. In Europe, the best results obtained was participation in the 2007–08 UEFA Cup.
Stadio Carlo Castellani is a multi-purpose stadium in Empoli, Italy. It is currently used mostly for football matches and the home of Empoli F.C.. The stadium holds 19,847.
Built in 1923, the Stadio Carlo Castellani is currently the home of Empoli F.C..
The stadium is located in the sporting district of Empoli on the viale delle Olimpiadi.
Inaugurated on September 12, 1965 the ground was dedicated to Carlo Castellani, former football player born in nearby Montelupo Fiorentino, who died prematurely after being deported to the concentration camp of Mauthausen. He still holds the record of the most goals for Empoli until this day.
It is formed by two tribune, or grandstands, and two curve with a total capacity of 19,795 spectators. The Curva Sud was recently renovated, with older structures being replaced. The Municipality of Empoli and the Banca di Credito Cooperativo di Cambiano have financed the renovations. The stadium is also equipped with an athletics track for long jump and a running track. The stadium does not have a time clock visible from the cheap seats and the views include small bits of the Tuscan hills and many industrial environs.